aerodynamic resistance

aerodynamic resistance

[‚e·rō·dī′nam·ik ri′zis·təns]
(fluid mechanics)
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This allowed reduction in aerodynamic resistance and noise level in a cockpit, and increased safety of the machine.
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Aerodynamic resistance of all parts has to be decreased for lower energy consumption.
* Wheel aerodynamic resistance (30%-scale only): The overall aerodynamic resistance to the motion of a ground vehicle includes not only the drag force of the vehicle in-line with the direction of motion, but also the aerodynamic torque experienced by the wheels.
The ICCT tests concentrated on determining the inertia, friction, and aerodynamic resistance for the 29 different cars -- all the forces that are collectively called "road load" data -- and comparing that to the official road load statistics provided by the manufacturers.
One of the main technical requirements is to achieve the highest possible air cleaning efficiency by reducing aerodynamic resistance in the device in order to minimise the amount of energy necessary for cleaning larger amounts of passing airflows.
Airbrake parameters showed the spoilers, aerodynamic resistance plates on the wings, were deployed and held in that position until the end of the recordings, which proved the throttle was manually controlled.
This approach includes reducing work the engine must perform, reducing vehicle weight, aerodynamic resistance, rolling resistance, and accessories, plus improving the efficiency of the internal combustion engine power train.